The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1137 1079 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.13% 19.38% 21.60%
As % of the Vendors category 42.24% 38.21% 42.58%
Number of salaries quoted 970 951 896
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2692 2824 2466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.03% 50.72% 50.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2233 2354 2074
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 399 £41,500 +3.75% 81
Staffordshire 0 183 £37,500 -5.06% 14
Coventry -3 123 £38,500 +1.31% 19
Warwickshire +2 117 £35,500 +2.15% 12
Solihull +1 87 £38,000 +7.04% 7
Worcestershire -2 49 £39,000 +14.70% 12
Shropshire +2 40 £35,000 - 8
Wolverhampton -1 19 £33,500 -9.45% 3
West Bromwich -4 14 £19,000 -52.50% 1
Dudley -1 7 £25,500 -17.74%
Sutton Coldfield +3 6 £31,500 +21.15% 2
Herefordshire -5 5 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Walsall -1 2 £80,000 +113.33%
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 804 (38.67%) MS Excel
2 783 (37.66%) SQL Server
3 741 (35.64%) .NET
4 736 (35.40%) SQL
5 645 (31.02%) Windows
6 612 (29.44%) C#
7 449 (21.60%) ASP.NET
8 386 (18.57%) HTML
9 356 (17.12%) Active Directory
10 334 (16.07%) VMware
11 330 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 310 (14.91%) CSS
13 307 (14.77%) MS Office
14 299 (14.38%) SharePoint
15 294 (14.14%) JavaScript
16 287 (13.80%) Finance
17 271 (13.04%) Citrix
18 267 (12.84%) Degree
19 242 (11.64%) MS Exchange
20 240 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 233 (11.21%) jQuery
22 219 (10.53%) MVC
23 216 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 211 (10.15%) XML
25 208 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
26 203 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
27 200 (9.62%) CRM
28 198 (9.52%) VB.NET
29 195 (9.38%) Cisco
30 194 (9.33%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 299 (14.38%) SharePoint
2 242 (11.64%) MS Exchange
3 129 (6.20%) IIS
4 109 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 86 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 85 (4.09%) Lync
7 66 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 58 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (2.45%) SharePoint Server
10 41 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 40 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (1.68%) Apache
14 25 (1.20%) Node.js
15 24 (1.15%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.91%) CMS
17 17 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
18 16 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
19 13 (0.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 804 (38.67%) MS Excel
2 307 (14.77%) MS Office
3 76 (3.66%) MS Project
4 62 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.38%) FastStats
8 6 (0.29%) TargetLink
8 6 (0.29%) Simulink
8 6 (0.29%) Stateflow
8 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.24%) SPSS
10 2 (0.096%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.048%) Stata
11 1 (0.048%) Windchill
11 1 (0.048%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.048%) GIMP
11 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 138 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
5 11 (0.53%) Maximo
6 8 (0.38%) assyst
7 7 (0.34%) Summit
7 7 (0.34%) e-Work
8 6 (0.29%) Agresso
8 6 (0.29%) Line 500
9 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.096%) Lawson
12 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (4.23%) Office 365
2 29 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.58%) ElastiCache
4 12 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 12 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (0.43%) SaaS
6 8 (0.38%) IaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.048%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.48%) SAN
2 112 (5.39%) DNS
3 105 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 103 (4.95%) Firewall
5 98 (4.71%) WAN
6 95 (4.57%) LAN
7 77 (3.70%) DHCP
8 72 (3.46%) Internet
9 70 (3.37%) Unified Communications
10 65 (3.13%) VPN
11 41 (1.97%) NAS
12 37 (1.78%) VoIP
13 30 (1.44%) HTTP
14 29 (1.39%) VLAN
15 28 (1.35%) NetScaler
16 27 (1.30%) Network Security
17 25 (1.20%) Wireless
18 23 (1.11%) SSL
19 22 (1.06%) Intranet
19 22 (1.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 783 (37.66%) SQL Server
2 240 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 188 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 159 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 88 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 87 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
8 72 (3.46%) Relational Database
9 62 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (2.31%) MySQL
11 38 (1.83%) OLAP
12 37 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 34 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
14 30 (1.44%) Oracle Database
15 29 (1.39%) RDBMS
16 27 (1.30%) MS Access
17 24 (1.15%) MongoDB
18 17 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (0.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
19 16 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 165 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 80 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (2.60%) Subversion
4 35 (1.68%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.87%) NUnit
6 17 (0.82%) MSTest
7 16 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.67%) MSI
9 12 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (0.58%) Moq
9 12 (0.58%) AdminStudio
10 11 (0.53%) JIRA
10 11 (0.53%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.48%) Hudson
12 7 (0.34%) Selenium
13 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.29%) ReSharper
General
1 287 (13.80%) Finance
2 98 (4.71%) Advertising
3 77 (3.70%) Retail
4 70 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 69 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.45%) Legal
7 38 (1.83%) Automotive
8 34 (1.64%) Marketing
9 24 (1.15%) Banking
10 20 (0.96%) Publishing
11 18 (0.87%) Law
12 16 (0.77%) Games
13 14 (0.67%) Back Office
14 10 (0.48%) Military
14 10 (0.48%) Billing
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
15 8 (0.38%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.34%) French Language
17 5 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 752 (36.17%) Developer
2 353 (16.98%) Analyst
3 304 (14.62%) .NET Developer
4 214 (10.29%) Consultant
5 176 (8.47%) C# Developer
6 142 (6.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 133 (6.40%) Architect
8 117 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 116 (5.58%) ASP.NET Developer
10 96 (4.62%) Administrator
10 96 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 92 (4.43%) Support Engineer
12 86 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 79 (3.80%) Software Developer
14 74 (3.56%) Web Developer
15 64 (3.08%) Project Manager
16 61 (2.93%) Business Analyst
17 57 (2.74%) Microsoft Consultant
18 55 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 53 (2.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (35.64%) .NET
2 449 (21.60%) ASP.NET
3 386 (18.57%) HTML
4 310 (14.91%) CSS
5 233 (11.21%) jQuery
6 211 (10.15%) XML
7 194 (9.33%) .NET Framework
8 178 (8.56%) Web Services
9 171 (8.23%) Ajax
10 135 (6.49%) WCF
11 132 (6.35%) HTML5
12 109 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 92 (4.43%) WPF
14 63 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 56 (2.69%) WinForms
16 50 (2.41%) LINQ
17 46 (2.21%) CSS3
18 45 (2.16%) Silverlight
19 40 (1.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 31 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 60 (2.89%) Management Information System
3 50 (2.41%) Clustering
4 41 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 33 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 32 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 31 (1.49%) Replication
8 21 (1.01%) Open Source
9 20 (0.96%) Social Media
9 20 (0.96%) iPhone
10 19 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 18 (0.87%) PDA
12 17 (0.82%) iPad
13 13 (0.63%) FlexPod
14 12 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
15 11 (0.53%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.53%) Thin Client
16 10 (0.48%) CLARiiON
17 9 (0.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 645 (31.02%) Windows
2 203 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (6.88%) Windows 7
4 134 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 126 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (5.63%) Linux
7 73 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 66 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 51 (2.45%) UNIX
10 41 (1.97%) Android
11 24 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
13 14 (0.67%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.43%) SUSE
16 8 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.34%) Solaris
17 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (10.53%) MVC
2 208 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 200 (9.62%) CRM
4 191 (9.19%) ITIL
5 172 (8.27%) Project Management
6 168 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
7 156 (7.50%) Web Development
8 104 (5.00%) Scrum
9 100 (4.81%) ETL
10 96 (4.62%) Migration
11 93 (4.47%) Software Engineering
12 88 (4.23%) Unit Testing
13 80 (3.85%) PRINCE2
14 79 (3.80%) OO
15 71 (3.42%) E-Commerce
16 68 (3.27%) Project Planning
17 65 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 64 (3.08%) TDD
19 59 (2.84%) Service Delivery
20 58 (2.79%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 736 (35.40%) SQL
2 612 (29.44%) C#
3 294 (14.14%) JavaScript
4 198 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 185 (8.90%) T-SQL
6 101 (4.86%) VB
7 75 (3.61%) C++
8 70 (3.37%) Java
9 66 (3.17%) PHP
10 56 (2.69%) C
11 55 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 28 (1.35%) VBA
13 27 (1.30%) VB6
13 27 (1.30%) Perl
14 25 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.20%) VBScript
14 25 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.87%) Python
16 11 (0.53%) X++
16 11 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 330 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 267 (12.84%) Degree
3 178 (8.56%) MCSE
4 97 (4.67%) MCITP
5 96 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 73 (3.51%) MCP
7 68 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 54 (2.60%) SC Cleared
9 52 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
10 51 (2.45%) MCTS
11 47 (2.26%) MCSA
12 46 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (1.97%) CCA
14 38 (1.83%) CCNA
15 25 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.06%) CCEE
17 20 (0.96%) MCSD
17 20 (0.96%) ISEB
18 16 (0.77%) NCDA
19 11 (0.53%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.42%) SLA
2 33 (1.59%) QA
3 12 (0.58%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.53%) Basel II
4 11 (0.53%) TickIT
4 11 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) COBIT
8 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 356 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 216 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 92 (4.43%) XenApp
5 75 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 71 (3.42%) vSphere
7 39 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (1.68%) VMware ESX
9 29 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
10 28 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (1.11%) XenServer
13 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.53%) vCloud
15 10 (0.48%) UAG
16 8 (0.38%) Shibboleth
17 6 (0.29%) IAG
17 6 (0.29%) Terminal Server
18 5 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 104 (5.00%) SCCM
2 51 (2.45%) SCOM
3 41 (1.97%) Backup Exec
4 31 (1.49%) WSUS
5 17 (0.82%) AppDNA
6 15 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 13 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 13 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (0.63%) SCDPM
8 9 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.34%) SCSM
11 6 (0.29%) Cacti
12 5 (0.24%) ARCserve
13 4 (0.19%) Plesk
13 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.19%) MOM
13 4 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 334 (16.07%) VMware
2 271 (13.04%) Citrix
3 195 (9.38%) Cisco
4 120 (5.77%) Oracle
5 101 (4.86%) NetApp
6 77 (3.70%) HP
7 61 (2.93%) EMC
8 58 (2.79%) IBM
9 56 (2.69%) Symantec
10 44 (2.12%) Cognos
11 37 (1.78%) Dell
12 36 (1.73%) Apple
13 33 (1.59%) Business Objects
14 27 (1.30%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.20%) Mitel
16 23 (1.11%) SAP
16 23 (1.11%) McAfee
17 22 (1.06%) Avaya
17 22 (1.06%) Fujitsu
18 20 (0.96%) Altiris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £100000 per annum + Pension + Health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday